Foundation Partners

Habitat for Humanity in Europe Middle East and Africa works with many foundations to eradicate poverty housing. Our foundation partners’ donations help us to continue providing families with homes and the hope of a better life. We are grateful for their kind support.

For more information on partnering with Habitat for Humanity through product donations, financial support or by mobilizing your employees as volunteers, please visit our Corporate and Foundations involvement section

We coordinate international partnerships and are proud to have foundation partners like:

ArcelorMittal Foundation
The world’s top steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity in a global partnership to build and renovate hundreds of homes and to create a groundbreaking new model of durable, safe and affordable homes to support low-income families in Europe, North, Central and South America, Africa and Haiti.

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Citi Foundation
Habitat homeowners have improved access to credit for home repairs and renovations and benefit from training in sound financial management through an exciting partnership between the Citi Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Citi is a global financial services company that is helping to ensure the long term financial stability of vulnerable families throughout Central Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Hilti Foundation
Through its foundation, Hilti, a provider of technology to the global construction industry announced a new global, three-year, partnership with Habitat for Humanity in 2013. The partnership will focus on Habitat’s MicroBuild Fund to help approximately 18,600 low-income families, or an estimated 93,000 individuals, access affordable financing and housing support services needed to improve their homes. The Hilti Foundation’s support for Habitat began in July 2012 when the company announced plans for a donation of tools and funding to support Habitat for Humanity Japan’s Solar Home Recovery Project, enabling disaster-affected families to save on utility costs and generate income by selling excess electricity to the regional utility provider. In North America, Hilti employees have helped build safe, decent and affordable homes in partnership with 13 families in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and one in Joplin, Missouri, since 2006.

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The JTI Foundation
The JTI Foundation is a charitable organization based in Switzerland and specialized in supporting disaster relief and risk reduction projects worldwide. The JTI Foundation contributed to Habitat´s response to the 2013 super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The most affected by Typhoon Haiyan are receiving immediate help through the provision of early recovery assistance combined with much needed training in building resilience against future disasters. This project is also supporting the distribution of 250 clean up kits; and 500 shelter repair kits for rapid relief.

Swiss Re Foundation
Since 2012 the Swiss Re Foundation has partnered with Habitat to support families in Brazil’s Goitá Basin in their quest for a better and more stable life. Women who make living by peeling cassava in the flourmills face extreme poverty, gender inequality and precarious housing conditions. Habitat Brazil’s Rebuilding Women’s Lives Sustainably Project is changing that by integrating various social development programs in the area. In 2013 the cooperation extended to support the Water for Lives project also in Brazil. The project focuses on the provision of cisterns and roof upgrades enabling extremely poor people living in remote areas to safely collect and store rainwater at home rather than trekking long distances to fetch low-quality water. While youth-focused training strengthens their communities’ ability to help themselves by enabling them to maintain and expand the program as well as the communities as a whole.

Velux Foundations
Habitat for Humanity and the Velux Foundations have launched an exciting partnership in Bulgaria to improve the social protection and welfare of children and youth by assisting families to improve their living conditions. This five-year initiative, started in 2014, offers families in need opportunities to make gradual home improvements that will decrease health and development risks. As a result every year, around 1,500 children and young people will be able to stay with their families in a healthy home. Velux, the corporation funding these foundations, is a Danish company and a global leader in roof windows and skylights aiming to create better living environments with daylight and fresh air through the roof – for life, work and play